Mr. Lea, Director of Bands
M.M.Ed. – Music Education, Univ. of North Texas
B.M. – Music Education, Michigan State Univ.
B.A. – Psychology, Texas A & M Univ.
I’m a Southeast Texas native, but my immediately family is now spread though Louisiana, Florida, and all across Texas (holidays are interesting!) I consider myself fortunate to have discovered my love of music very early in life and was able to start piano lessons in 2nd grade. I continued to involve myself in music in every way possible through school; I sang in choir while still in 6th grade beginning band, later swapped choir for Jazz band, was the drum major in 8th grade AND for two years in high school (yes… our middle school marched half-time shows “back then”). I medaled in region and state Solo and Ensemble contests, made it through Region band, Area band, Region Jazz and Area Jazz bands, and was an Texas All-State trumpet player!
In addition to my public school teaching, I’m also an Artistic Director and Conductor of a community band in the heart of Houston, and continue to perform around the Houston area on my trumpet!
Fun Fact: I worked for Starbucks and was a barista for almost 10 years! By the time I left, I was a black-apron Certified Coffee Master 🙂
Office: 505A (band hall)